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BMI Faculty Research Represented in Research Horizons (Again!)
5/9/17: The 2017 Spring edition of Research Horizons from the Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation has once again highlighted our department's influential research. New faculty member, Emily Miraldi, PhD is featured for using math to understand immune cell behavior.

Precision Genomics Midwest Conference: Register today!
4/4/17: The first genomics conference in the Midwest region is being co-hosted by Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati. Precision Genomics Midwest will be held Friday, May 19 at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center and will focus on genomic research, clinical translation, and ethics. Registration is free, but limited.

iPads Used by an Intervention Study to Help Children Learn Language
3/31/17: A study was designed to help children who are deaf or hard of hearing to improve their language skills by using an iPad. A research IT team in the Division of Biomedical Informatics helped support the technology used by the study.

Papers on Natural Language Processing Win International Recognition
3/30/17: Yizhao Ni, PhD, and colleagues were recognized by the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) as having published two of the best five natural language processing (NLP) papers of 2015. Both papers are featured in the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2016.

Three New Faculty Join Biomedical Informatics
3/14/17: Kevin Dufendach, MD, Emily Miraldi, PhD, and Danny T. Y. Wu, PhD have officially joined the biomedical informatics team at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children's.

NINJA System Designed to Reduce Acute Kidney Injury in Hospitalized Children
3/2/17: A new software application and clinical system, called NINJA, was developed by researchers at Cincinnati Children's to tap into the power of electronic medical records to protect hospitalized children from a potentially serious safety threat- acute kidney injury (AKI).

New Therapeutic Targets for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Identified by Computational Analyses
2/27/17: Genomic big data and animal models have been used to identify the underlying causes and potential new treatments for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a lung disease that kills an estimated 40,000 people annually in the United States.

Cincinnati Children's Receives HIMSS Stage 7 Recognition
2/20/17: Cincinnati Children's has been recognized for their strength of a rich IT environment and their accomplishments in adopting electronic medical records for use in improving patient care. They were recognized at the annual conference of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Orlando, FL.

Michal Kouril Recognized for the Service Achievement Award
2/17/17: Michal Kouril, PhD, assistant professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics at Cincinnati Children's has be recognized for his excellence over the last nine years at transforming the research computing environment. He was awarded the Service Achievement Award from the Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation for 2017.

2016 Research Annual Report Highlighting the Research Foundation and Division Accomplishments
1/30/17: The 2016 edition of the Research annual report of the Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation was published in January. It celebrates the outstanding research contributions of 52 research divisions or centers and highlights Cincinnati Children's as a powerhouse in the world of pediatric research.

uQIust, a New Software Package, Allows Efficient Clustering and Analysis of Big Macromolecular Data
1/6/17: uQIust is a new open source software package that enables protein and RNA structure prediction, molecular simulations, and retrieval and analysis of structural data that is now available to investigators. It offers a versatile, efficient, and easy-to-use toolkit for quality assessment.